Re-installation of the Operating System on my Dell System

Re-installation of the Operating System on my Dell System





Summary: "What you need to know about Dell re-installation of the operating system on my Dell system".


Re-Installation of the Operating System

When an operating system re-installation is required on a Dell system, the factory installed version of the operating system (Windows 7, 8.x,10, Ubuntu etc.) is the version of the operating system that will be installed by Dell in accordance with licensing agreements for those operating systems.


What About My Operating System Upgrade?

If you have upgraded the operating system (The most common upgrade is the Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8.1 for example.) you will have to re-install the upgraded operating system again after the factory installed operating system has been installed on your system.

You can accomplish this by the following options:

  1. Restore your system from a system image backup of the upgraded operating system you created.
  2. Reinstall the upgrade operating system from upgrade media. (See this Microsoft Community Link for Reinstalling the Windows 10 upgrade External Link).

Additional Information:



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Article ID: SLN302958

Last Date Modified: 03/06/2019 12:22 PM


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